Thursday, December 30, 2010

opposite man

Santa brought the kids a Wii this year. After a couple of days of demonstrating my incompetence at modern electronics, I finally got the darn thing working. (bonus points - I did not have to buy a new TV for it. We used the TV my brother gave us for a wedding gift 20 years ago- YES!!)

Anyway, one of the first things you have to do is design your Avatar (I'm sure most of you already knew that). Marin designed a beautiful brown skinned avatar for herslef. Then Emmy designed a beautiful brown skinned avatar with big blue eye shadow and big red lips. It was hilarious. Then I designed my avatar to look like me. The kids said "No, make him taller.", then "No, make him skinnier." Finally, I was about to hit the save button, and both kids looked at me, drop dead serious, and said, at the same time "Daddy, aren't you going to make him brown skin like us?"

So here I am - opposite man. A short, fat, bald, white guy with a tall, thin, brown, hairy avatar.

3 comments:

Christine said...

oh, that's hilarious! Sounds like a superhero to me: Opposite Man.

Shannon- said...

I suppose this is far less disconcerting for you, than if, say, they made their avatars short chubby and white...

But now that I think of it- you should make yours with dreads! I love that one. No. C should do hers with dreads. Her personality would rock that style! Hugs from the north.

phillycabbage said...

OMG! How adorable! I always think of you when I hear tall, thin, brown, and hairy! LOL Great story!